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Advance Australia fair? Trends in small area socio-economic inequality, 2001 to 2006

Prosperity gains for Australian households between 2001 and 2006 in income and employment were largely offset by rapid increases in housing and other costs, according to this AMP.NATSEM Income and Wealth Report. Prosperity gains for Australian households between 2001 and 2006 in income and employment...
Journal article

Government interventions in pursuit of regional development: what have we learnt?

This article summarises a select review undertaken by the Bureau of Transport and Regional Economics (BTRE 2003) of previous government intervention approaches and experiences in pursuit of regional development.
Journal article

Trends and determinants of top pay in the New Zealand public and private sectors, 1995-2014

This article analyses recent trends and determinants of chief executive (CEO) pay in the New Zealand public sector, and of numbers and pay of senior managers in the sector.
Journal article

Editorial: on the white paper 'Working Nation'

This editorial (published in 1994) reviewed some of the provisions of the Keating government White Paper 'Working Nation'.

From reform to retreat: 30 years of Australian fiscal policy

This resource argues that there is evidence of growing complacency and reform fatigue, including backsliding on fiscal policy in Australia.
Journal article

Cost-benefit analysis as operationalized neoclassical economics: from evidence to folklore

Neoclassical economics is an imposing theoretical edifice. But at another level it provides detailed operational guidance for public policy. At this operational level it is a technocratic tool that gives the appearance of scientific precision and evidence-based policy to underpin the day-to-day work that public...

Australian university student finances 2006

This report affirms the financial difficulties many young Australians face in completing their university studies. The findings from this AVCC survey indicate that on balance students are worse off today in financial terms than in 2000, especially full-time undergraduate students, which is adversely affecting their...

Economic analysis of literary publishing in Australia

To enable literary publishers and other literary organisations to distribute and market writing more effectively in Australia and increase the income of writers, this report provides a better understanding of the structure of the literary publishing industry and the potential readership for literary genres. This...

Understanding China’s politics, economic policy makers and policy making under Xi Jinping

This paper is a detailed analysis of the change in China’s political and policy making system as well as the emergence of key economic policy makers during the Xi Jinping era. It also explores how policy is made in China’s complexed and multilayered system through...
Discussion paper

Children's perspectives on economic adversity: a review of the literature

This paper reviews nine analyses, all published since 1998, and all of them involving in-depth interviews or groupwork with children aged between 5 and 17. The case studies cover issues including exclusion from activities and peer groups at school and in the community; perceptions of...